Wednesday, May 28, 2008

According to Their Various Kinds

Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so.

~ Genesis 1:11

Of Turtles, Birds, and things

Recently we had the opportunity to see a hatchling turtle. Trey found him near our house and captured him for all of us to see. He was very small and as you can see, everyone was interested in him- even Maggie! See her nose in the bottom right?

A few weeks ago, a hummingbird found himself stuck in our garage and couldn't find his way out. Tuckered out completely, he slumped to the ground because hummingbirds need nectar often to fill their high use of energy. He had run out of "fuel." Amanda picked him up and carried him to the hummingbird feeder where she stuck his beak into the nectar. Soon he began to drink and revive until he regained enough strength to fly away.

God's creation is amazing!


Can you guess who graduates this year???

Congratulations, Rachel!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Over the weekend, we trenched county water to Providence Prairie.

It took a lot of pipe and a lot of work, but we got the job done!

Were Mark and Trey ever tired that evening!

Hard work is fun!

We have been busy, busy, busy working on our cabin. We have gotten so much accomplished! It all looks so beautiful -even if we say so ourselves! :) Our stairs are installed, calculated and crafted by Trey and Rhonda, complete with a hickory railing. Upstairs bedrooms are finished and in place, and we are moving on to the downstairs finishing the walls and moving our way to the kitchen. Before long, we won't know what to do with ourselves- our house will be done! Well, we are sure to find lots to do besides! We have barns, a workshop, etc. to build--- and is a house ever really finished???

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Guess who celebrated their birthdays!

Happy Birthday, May 6

Happy Birthday, May 12

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Visitors from England!

Early in April, we were delighted with a visit from Ed and Ann from England, acquaintances of our dear friend Kay. Coming to the United States on "holiday," Kay escorted them to Providence Prairie for a grand tour of the countryside and to see our menagerie of animals up close and personal! We had such fun showing them around. Ed took up with the equine.The young calf fell in love with Ann and vice-versa. England has arrived to visit Providence Prairie! And we are so glad they took time out of their busy travels to visit. Thank you Kay!